...a capital improvement program designed to complete the renewal of Boston's municipal plant by 1975; covers schools, libraries, health and hospitals, Welfare Dept., parks and recreation, public safety (police and fire departments), traffic, corrections and public works (highway, water, sewer); gives data on expenditures for each improvement, source of funds and amount for each year; lists proposed facilities by neighborhood as well as by department; there are four editions of this document:... Topics: Capital investments, Community development, Infrastructure (Economics), Neighborhood, Urban renewal
...this document consists of a letter from Mayor Raymond L. Flynn addressed to Robert L. Farrell, Chairman of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, setting forth the goals and requirements of the South End Neighborhood Planning Initiative (SENHI) to increase affordable housing; includes the following sections: South End housing production cost model, financial analysis summary, zoning and three GAP analyses based on rehabilitation, new construction of rental units and new construction of sales... Topics: Housing, South End Neighborhood Housing Initiative (SENHI), Zoning Source: bplgovdocs
...covers such issues as massing, parcel ownership, building heights and land use and sets forth urban design guidelines for proposed new development project in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood; also considers historic building status and other issues for 15 Beacon Street (Public Facilities Dept., 154 Berkeley Street (Police Headquarters), and 115 Southampton Street (Fire Dept. Headquarters); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston (Mass.). Fire Dept, Boston (Mass.). Police Dept, 115 Southampton Street, Boston (Mass.), 15... Source: bplgovdocs
..."...a reaction to the Inner Belt proposals of the State Dept. of Public Works, designed by the engineering firms of Hayden, Harding and Buchanan and Charles Maguire and Associates, between the Charles River and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston."; includes alternative proposals and a recommended proposal that favors the depression of the Inner Belt through the Fens; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Charles River, Boston (Mass.), Express highways, Roads, Inner Belt, Boston (Mass.), Massachusetts...
...results of a survey in which respondents were asked for reasons for moving into their present housing unit, their degree of satisfaction, sources of dissatisfaction, their monthly rent, their educational background, their occupation, etc.; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topic: Tall buildings
...a compilation of documents concerning this proposed development project in Boston's South End between Albany Street and the Massachusetts Avenue connector; consists of the following: 1) Memorandum to BRA Board and Stephen Coyle, 2) Resolution of the BRA, 3) site plan, 4) Master Plan for Planning Development Area and Development Impact Project Plan (master PDA/DIP Plan), 5) Development Plan for Center for Advanced Biomedical Research, 6) Development Plan for Technology Square Garage, 7) Draft... Topics: Biomedical Research Facilities, Development Projects, Environmental impact analysis, Garages,... Source: bplgovdocs
...covers the establishment, administration and derivation of their personnel policy; includes sections on basic principles (merit system, non-discrimination, affirmative action, political activity and conflict of interest), organization, position classification, employee categories, compensation, selection of applicants, appointment, performance, separation, annual performance evaluation and salary reviews, work hours, employee benefits, grievances, working conditions and accidents, training,... Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Municipal officials and employees, Personnel management
...for each parcel in this downtown Boston urban renewal area indicates future use, area (square feet), maximum building area (square feet), maximum number of floors, gross floor area of building (square feet), not rentable area (square feet), anticipated rent, anticipated taxes; also presents totals for each of the above and subtotals broken down by the following: public, private, private offices, retail, motel and parking garage; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Building Use, Development Projects, Government Center Urban Renewal Project, Boston (Mass.),... Source: bplgovdocs
...this map of Boston's Back Bay depicts areas in which building construction is permitted, permitted building height in feet, apartment district uses permitted, local business district uses permitted and general business district uses permitted; a hand written notation states "Important Note: this map is not active."; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Building Heights, Land use, Zoning
...most years include information on specific projects and other annual report type information as well as budget data; these items were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Budget, Community development, Development Projects, Housing,... Source: bplgovdocs
...provides statistical data on this urban renewal project in the Madison Park area of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood; includes such things as number of acres, early land acquisition loan amount, acquisition data (acres, number of parcels and buildings), relocation data (people, families, businesses), proposed reuse data (the school, inner belt and Southwest Expressway, affordable housing); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing, Area measurement, Campus High School Urban Renewal Aarea, Boston (Mass.), Eminent domain,...
...concerns a proposed development project in the Washington Park area of Boston's Roxbury Neighborhood; includes information on the proposed housing / community development project located on approximately 7.5 acres at the intersection of Columbus Ave. and Ritchie Street; cites reasons and conditions for approving the project and approving the formation of Buse Boston, Inc. to carry out the project; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Buse Boston, Inc, Community development, Development Projects, Housing, Urban renewal, Washington... Source: bplgovdocs
...a report on the NHD's activities and goals; the detailed December 1988 issue contains BRA Board Review Procedures and a copy of their project directory; these items, which were in the BRA collection, also report, by neighborhood, the status of each urban renewal development project.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Housing, Community development, Development Projects, Neighborhood,...
...memorandum requesting final designation of Imobilaire New England as redeveloper of Pier 5 (Parcel 1B) in the Charlestown Navy Yard; also calls for authorization of Director to amend the 1978 Land Disposition Agreement to relect the additional dwelling units, increased parking and inclusion of retail space in development program and authorization to execute a deed to the parcel and any necessary documents necesary to effecuate the conveyance of the parcel; includes a BRA resolution and a... Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.), Development Projects, Housing,... Source: bplgovdocs
...text of an amendment to the Boston Zoning Code the purposes of which are to facilitate rezoning of the land along Boston's waterfront, to protect the area under study from inappropriate land uses, to promore balanced growth along Boston's shoreline, to allow the waterfront to be used as a public resource and thereby to extend its use and benefits to the greatest number of people, to establish in collaboration with the community zoning that guantees waterfront access and promotes residential,... Topics: Boston Zoning Code, Harborpark, Boston (Mass.), Interim Planning Overlay Districts (IPOD), Boston...
...describes the current condition of this downtown Boston theater/entertainment area; sets forth goals of the plan which include meeting cultural needs and opportunities, historic preservation, transportation and pedestrian access, provide affordable housing in Chinatown, etc.; includes section on how the plan is to be achieved; lists cultural facilities in Boston by neighborhood; has illustrations of Boylston Place, Washington and Tremont Streets and Hayward Place depicting various art, music... Topics: Housing, Development Projects, Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Historic preservation, Midtown Cultural... Source: bplgovdocs
...these color photographs depict downtown Boston's Post Office Square in general and it's 1953 garage; some of the photographs show structural damage to this financial district building; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Financial District, Boston (Mass.), Garages, Post Office Square, Boston... Source: bplgovdocs
...an analysis of the parking situation in the Dudley Square section of Boston's Roxbury community together with recommendations; includes information on existing municipal parking, auto ownership, Ruggles Street parking lot, Blair site, long term planning, etc.; contains excerpts from a TAMS consultants, Inc. report; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: TAMS Consultants, Inc, Blair Site, Dudley Square, Boston (Mass.), Parking, Ruggles St. Parking Lot,... Source: bplgovdocs
...this memo, addressed to the Hancock Woods Technical Review Team, provides background information on a proposed senior housing community development project to be built by Chestnut Hill Realty Corp. in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood; includes project history and status; also includes maps of site location and existing land use, a review schedule, a projected schedule of meetings, a list of community groups comprising the Hancock Woods Community Task Force and the names and phone numbers... Topics: Housing, Political participation, Community development, Development Projects, Older people,...
...this draft proposal discusses the development of the housing proposal, the need for this housing within Lena Park in the Mattapan district of Dorchester, the reasons for adopting the Neighborhood Development Program, and the development proposal; also included are endorsement letters and budget proposals; there are two editions of the draft, one dated January 1972 and the other July 1972; both are kept on the same number; these items were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing -- Massachusetts Boston Dorchester Proposals, Lena Park, Boston (Mass.) -- Proposals,... Source: bplgovdocs
...intended to determine immediate, intermediate and long-range needs to stabilize and improve the Mattapan community; offers brief background of the area, a description of the study, general statement of recommendations and outlines programs in order of urgency; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Community development -- Massachusetts Boston Dorchester Planning, Community development --... Source: bplgovdocs
...provides brief information on BRA history, the BRA Board, the urban renewal process, renewal project administration, neighborhood development program, 121A developments, planning activities, research, community development, urban design, housing construction (federal housing programs: Section 236 and 221 (d)(3), Section 220, Turnkey Housing, leased hosuing, rent supplement; Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Community development, Development Projects, Housing, Planning,...
...a draft plan addressing the need to better integrate the Prudential Center into the framework of the surrounding communities through restructuring of the public spaces and the redefinition of the edges along Boylston Street and Huntingon Avenue with extended development along the length of each boulevard; 2 versions of the draft which were in the BRA collection are kept on this number (one dated Oct. 13 and another dated 20 Oct.).. Topics: Boylston St., Boston (Mass.), Community development, Huntington Avenue, Boston (Mass.), Planning,... Source: bplgovdocs
...a collection of material that includes information on the following planned or on-going development projects: Central Wharf, Charlestown Navy Yard Hotel and Conference Center, Ruggles Center, Custom House, North Station/Boston Garden, South Station, Olmsted Plaza (former Sears Roebuck building), and Parcel 22 in Roxbury as a new police headquarters; also includes a copy of the MA Industrial Finance Agency 1989 Annual Report and descriptions of their financing programs; this item was in the... Topics: Boston Garden (Boston, Mass.), Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency, New England Aquarium...
...a draft copy of the Harborpark plan which guarantees public access to the waterfront and encourages balanced growth; provides background on waterfront development, information on each segment of the proposed walkway and estimated costs; a 24 page varient draft is also kept on this number as is a 1989 draft that provides more detail on the maritime economy, building new neighborhoods, urban design, water transportation, the harbor cleanup, etc.; copies of these items were in the BRA... Topics: Growth Policy, Harborpark, Boston (Mass.), Land use, Neighborhood, Open spaces, Parks, Public... Source: bplgovdocs
...briefly describes the need for affordable housing in the South End and sets forth a program to ensure the need is met; includes a list of sites for public housing (elderly and family) and one for rent supplement under the section 221 program together with number of units involved; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Housing, Public housing Source: bplgovdocs
...outlines a proposal for a Boston Public Library branch serving the needs of the African American community in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood and urges that community input be sought before the plans are finalized; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Public Library Branch libraries, Political participation, Libraries
...includes narrative and tabular supporting budgetary and financial information amending a June 28, 1968 application for funds to help carry out this urban renewal project in downtown Boston; also includes copies of the BRA resolution in support of this amendment and related legal documents; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Government Center Urban Renewal Project, Boston (Mass.), Grant... Source: bplgovdocs
...text of a resolution adopted 2/6/75 concerning modification to the South Station Urban Renewal Plan relating to Parcel C-7; includes a map of the parcel and a copy of a memorandum from Robert T. Kenney, Director of the BRA explaining the reason for the modification; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, South Station Urban Renewal Plan, Boston (Mass.), Urban renewal Source: bplgovdocs
...a working draft providing brief background information on downtown Boston's Central Business District and the cooperative effort to develop an urban renewal plan for this area; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Planning, Urban renewal Source: bplgovdocs
...studies the possible environmental, social and public impact in the redevelopment of Columbia Point; redevelopment involves building demolition and/or rehabilitation and construction of new townhouses and multi-family dwellings; also included are plans for several recreation facilities and parking; the analysis is based on predictions of a 3,000 person population; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing -- Massachusetts Boston Columbia Point Environmental, Columbia Point, Boston (Mass.),... Source: bplgovdocs
...information and instructions relating to site office organization, relations with site occupants, relocations payments, claims procedures and advisory services; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Relocation, Roads
...a description of the CARD program and the BRA's and other agency's role; sets forth step by step procedure that each CARD project must follow; includes a list of approved CARD plans (with date of approval) and administering agency; separate maps for each project deliniate the boundaries; an 11p. (plus maps) August 1982 edition is kept on call number BRA/4361 as is a 13p. (plus maps) December 1983 edition (these items were in the BRA collection); a 13p. (plus maps) April 1983 edition is kept... Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Commercial Area Revitalization District (CARD), Commercial...
...this memorandum, from BRA Development Administrator Edward J. Logue, addresses controversial points raised by Claude Cross as attorney for the owners of the building at 10 State Street to be acquired as part of downtown Boston's Government Center urban renewal project and the assumption that it (Parcel 8) will be turned over to Cabot, Cabot and Forbes Co. so that State Street Corporation may develop the land for the use of the New England Merchants Bank; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Logue, Edward J, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes Co., Boston (Mass.), Cross, Claude, Development Projects,... Source: bplgovdocs
...an application prepared for submission to the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency for a grant to do a community renewal program study; includes an 89 page report, "Boston's Community Renewal Program" dated October 1965 providing information on the status of Boston's urban renewal efforts; also includes budget data, Boston City Council and BRA resolutions; a supplemental application dated 12 February 1968 is also kept on this number; these items were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston (Mass.). City Council, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Community development, Grant...
...includes a brief history of Boston's Roslindale neighborhood; describes socioeconomic conditions and characteristics for the following areas: Mt. Hope, Lower Washington, Centre Street/South Street and Metropolitan Hill/Beech Street; lists past major public and private investment (1968-1977); discusses planning and development issues (housing rehabilitation, elderly housing, capital improvements, public facilities and transit development), human services, community and economic development,... Topics: Political participation, Community development, Urban renewal
...copies of citizen participation testimony/letters submitted into the record of the public hearing of March 24, 1987 concerning the proposed mixed use development project on South Boston waterfront property bounded by Commonwealth Pier, Boston harbor, Northern Avenue and Fort Point Channel, known as Planned Development Areas (PDA's) 23 and 24; included are those of various MA and Boston government agencies as well as the following: the Boston Mariner Co., Fan Pier/Pier 4 Citizens Advisory... Topics: Political participation, Development Projects, Fan Pier / Pier 4, Boston (Mass.), Piers, Planned... Source: bplgovdocs
...sets forth the master plan developed by the BRA with the advise of the Fort Point Channel Advisory Committee for this 900 acre site in South Boston; gives district overview, a brief history of this waterfront area, and sets forth goals for a diversified economy, new transportation network, housing, public access/open space and industry/manufacturing, growth policy, urban design guidelines, etc.; presents zoning options for achieving the plan; includes aerial views of the area and a list of... Topics: Aerial Views, Community and Economic Development, Harborwalk, Boston (Mass.), Historic... Source: bplgovdocs
...proposal to implement programs to preserve and upgrade the aging architecture for lower-middle income residents, significant public improvements in residential section, elimination of inappropriate waterfront uses and opening of land for public and private recreational activities; includes brief history of the area, proposed park, etc.; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing -- Massachusetts Boston Dorchester Proposals, Community development -- Massachusetts Boston... Source: bplgovdocs
...discusses the conditions for using neckdowns, applications, pros and cons and a brief summary of the use of this road design in Boston; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Neckdowns, Roads, Streets, Streetscapes, City planning
...a report proposing specific community and economic development objectives for Boston's Roxbury urban renewal neighborhood; report on current progress of the following projects: transportation (Crosstown Street, Dorchester Branch Railroad, Blue Hill Avenue), Crosstown Industrial Park, housing (Lower Roxbury Townhouses, neighborhood strategy areas, Section 11b housing conversions), Franklin Park Zoo revitalization and business districts (Dudley-Grove Hall UDAG [Urban Development Action Grant],... Topics: Blue Hill Avenue, Boston (Mass.), Community development Source: bplgovdocs
...report on a fund created for the purpose of facilitating the production of affordable housing by community based, non-profit organizations; sets forth the policy establishing the fund, lists contributors and recipients (with amounts contributed and received) and a Coopers and Lybrand (certified public accountants) report; these items were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing, Neighborhood Housing Fund, Nonprofit organizations
...a proposed grant application to be submitted to the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for funds to acquire open space land in the City of Boston (it was turned down by the Boston City Council) for use as playgrounds; includes description of each, costs, relocation information and other supporting documents; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Grant Applications, Open spaces, Playgrounds Source: bplgovdocs
...a federally mandated report on the progress of Boston's urban renewal activities; provides a brief background on conditions in the City immediately prior to the program and covers such areas as the Harvard Sargent School Building Program, affordable housing, citizen participation, the principles upon which the Program is based, financing, etc.; provides information on the following projects: Government Center, Downtown Waterfront - Faneuil Hall, Central Business District, South Cove,... Topics: Housing, Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Political participation, Downtown Waterfront...
...concerns the New York Streets area of Boston's South End neighborhood; surveys of economic factors (prevailing industrial rents for available space in selected areas, competitive vacant land sites of comparable size, central artery displacement with comparison of new quarters to former locations, data on industrial production in new plants and building and space costs for new industrial construction in the Boston area); offers conclusions; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Industries, Land use, New York Streets, Boston (Mass.), Urban renewal Source: bplgovdocs
...begins with a brief history of the Boston economy from 1945 through 1992 and discusses what the future may bring in the areas of health care facilities, medical research and biotechnology and higher education facilities; also discusses the Midtown Cultural District, major development projects and the economic development challenge; includes data on each development project (cost, construction jobs, new permanent jobs, jobs linkage, housing linkage); copies of this item were in the BRA... Topics: Biotechnology, Universities and colleges, Development Projects, Health facilities, Hospitals,...